The 90s Are Back! 6 Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018

by Liam Jennings May 04, 2018

Whether you see them as embarrassing or great, the 90s were a time that brought us a load of iconic moments, especially in fashion and hairstyles.

It was an era unlike no other in terms of the fashion statements made by men and women alike.

And now it seems that the 90s are well and truly back.

With a lot of fashion nodding towards street culture from the 90s and early 2000s, men's hairstyles are also starting to reemerge from the 90s archives.

But of course, we no longer live in a world where everyone wants to look like N-Sync Justin Timberlake, even Justin Timberlake, so these styles have been updated to fit into 2018.

Here's 6 popular 90s men's haircuts and how you can rock them in 2018.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | 90s Haircuts For Men

Curtains Haircut

How was it worn in the 90s?

90s curtains were all about the pretty boy look, they were often worn with blonde highlights to give them the all round classic 90s look. Made famous by people like Leonardo Di Caprio and Nick Carter.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Curtains Haircut Men

How are they different in 2018?

The curtains look in 2018 will be a lot more grungy. Something a lot messier with texture, going away from the "pretty boy" look to more like a strange 90s mash up where Backstreet Boys meet Nirvana.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Curtains Haircut Men

Haircuts by - Left: @ruffians Right: @tuckercuts

 

Tram Lines

How was it worn in the 90s?

Tram lines in the hair popped up with the shaved slit eyebrow. They were often worn with multiple shaved lines in the hair and made famous by people like M.C. Hammer and Vanilla Ice.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Tram Lines Men

How are they different in 2018?

Expect to see cleaner single lines either separating the hair as an almost parting or random lines shaved into the back of the head. This will normally be paired with a skin fade or taper to switch up the haircut slightly.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Tram Lines Men

Haircuts by - Left: @nomadbarberldn Right: @nomadbarberldn

 

Bowl Cut

How was it worn in the 90s?

The 90s bowl cut is often referred to as one of the worst haircut trends around, but it was popular while it lasted in the 90s. It gets it's name because it was what mums would give their children by placing a bowl over the head and cutting around it. The bowl cut was often paired with another trend, the curtains, to give it the ultimate 90s look.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Bowl Cut

How are they different in 2018?

Not technically a bowl cut and we're glad of that, but the longer fringed straight crop gives you the straight fringe look with a nice, clean fade on the back & sides. We know this one won't be for everyone, but certain gents can definitely pull this off! The more commonly worn crop of 2018 is the textured crop, not worn as straight and with a lot more choppy, texture added through it.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Bowl Cut

Haircuts by - Left: @nomadbarberbln Right: @toastiestyles

 

Short Banged Caesar

How was it worn in the 90s?

The 90s caesar cut was often worn slightly longer with an even length all over. It was the style choice of many men for a smarter 90s look. Named after Julius Caesar, but the main man to rock the style outside of the Roman empire and into the 90s was George Clooney.

It was also sometimes worn with the fringe gelled down, but the less we talk about that one the better!

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Caesar Cut

How are they different in 2018?

We expect to see a lot more cross breeds in 2018 where caesar cut fringes meet crops as men try to find the cut that suits them! It will most commonly be worn with a fade on the back & sides and will be slightly shorter and more textured on top. 

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Caesar Cut

Haircuts by - Left: @nomadbarberldn Right: @nomadbarberldn

 

The Heartthrob

How was it worn in the 90s?

Perhaps one of the most popular hairstyles from the 90s and one that has standed the test of time. "The heartthrob" or "hero hair" was made famous by the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt. As the name suggests it was cut into a bob and was often worn pushed back with the fringe hanging down slightly.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Heartthrob hair

How are they different in 2018?

The 2018 heartthrob is very similar, except it is worn a little bit more rugged than Leo and Brad wore it in the 90s. It is worn slightly wavier and messier than it's 90s brother, and looks less slicked with a more natural look. Think Milo Ventimiglia or Captain America in Infinity War.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Heartthrob hair

Blonde highlights

How was it worn in the 90s?

Frosted tips became a popular trend of the 90s and were often paired with longer spiky hairstyles. As well as that the fully blonde longer hairstyles rocked by people like Zac from Saved By The Bell were a major trend of the 90s, so all around blonde hairstyles were popping up.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Blonde Highlights Men

How are they different in 2018?

Blonde hair is once again a style choice being made by men as they look to switch up their style. Expect to see blonde hair paired with all sorts of styles, especially shorter, more natural and textured cuts like crops, buzz cuts and textured quiffs. It's not just blonde hair though, there are plenty more colour options for men to dye their hair in 2018.

Men's 90s Haircut Trends Updated For 2018 | Blonde Highlights Men

Haircuts by - Left: @hayden_cassidy Right: @cutandsewdublin


Liam Jennings
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Hi! I'm Liam, co-founder of Regal Gentleman. I write our blog posts and am the man you'll be communicating with on social media!